Go Global

International experience-based learning encompasses academic internships, cooperative education, research, and service learning opportunities abroad. International experiential learning allows students to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting while gaining a better understanding of a given field in a global context.

International Programs Temporarily Suspended

The University of Cincinnati has suspended international travel for students through December 31, 2020. This affects ELCE international programs as follows:

Fall 2020

  • International Experience Program (suspended)
  • World Wide Co-op (all placements suspended)
    • Note: International students may co-op in their home country
  • Faculty-Led Programs (suspended)
    • China, Vancouver

Spring 2021

  • International Co-op Program | 2021 Cohort (suspended)
  • International Experience Program (suspended)
  • World Wide Co-op (all placements suspended)
    • Note: International students may co-op in their home country
  • Faculty-Led Programs (suspended)
    • Japan, Italy & Spain, Vancouver, Tanzania

Summer 2021

  • International Co-op Program | 2021 Cohort (suspended until review in November 2020)
  • International Experience Program (suspended until review in November 2020)
  • World Wide Co-op (suspended until review in November 2020)
    • Note: International students may co-op in their home country
  • Faculty-Led Programs (suspended until review in November 2020)
    • Ireland, Portugal

We will assess global conditions and evaluate the implications for Summer 2021 programs in November 2020.

Future Planning

This global pandemic won't last forever. Consider using this "down time" to start thinking about going abroad when things get back to normal.

Why Go Abroad

As they strive to produce a globally competent workforce, employers are interested in students who have international work experience. Students who go abroad demonstrate that they have the skills and cultural sensitivity to succeed.

By working abroad, you apply your academic learning to real-world problems and adapt to multi-cultural environments. Success today demands increased adaptability, cross-cultural competency, and intellectual flexibility.

Our team in the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE) works closely with UC International to offer these programs.